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Marginal Thinking in "The Nutty Professor"
by Dirk Mateer `

The Nutty Professor (played by Eddie Murphy) has a problem with eating. In this inspired dream scene we see the professor growing to King Kong-like proportions and attempting to find enough food to eat. When he wakes from his nightmare he resolves to eat better and lose weight. This is a prefect example of how obesity gives rise to diminishing marginal utility. Perfect to show when introducing the topic of utility.

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